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Prognosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease: Life Expectancy

Nowadays more and more people are diagnosed with kidney cysts, however most people do not attach enough importance to it since it is such a common disease and in most cases the cysts are benign.
However it is very important to first take related test to make clear weather it is Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) or not especially if there are multiple cysts on bilateral kidneys. The prognosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is not as good as simple renal cysts and it requires proper and timely treatments.
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a hereditary kidney disorders and it is characterized by numerous cysts on bilateral kidneys.
Prognosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
It can be subdivided into two types depending on its genetic mode---ARPKD and ADPKD. The former is a recessive genetic kidney disease and it is rarer in clinic and it mainly occurs to children. The prognosis of ARPKD is even worse than ADPKD. About 50% of the children will die of respiratory failure or renal failure within several hours or several days after birth. Those that can survive to adulthood will suffer from spindle expansion of the renal collecting tube and gradually develop into renal failure and at the same time is complicated with expansion of the bile ducts and congenital hepatic fibrosis.
As for the prognosis of ADPKD, it is much better compared with ARPKD. ADPKD is one of the most common single genetic kidney diseases and most patients will have symptoms from 30 to 50 years old.
There are many factors that can affect the prognosis of ADPKD as well as the patients’ life expectancy (life expectancy of Polycystic Kidney Disease)including genotype, gender, age, time of the first attack, hypertension, hematuria, proteinuria, urinary tract infections, the sizes of the kidney and the cysts, pregnancy and hormones, etc. There are about 50% of the patients will develop into end stage renal failure between 57 to 73 years old. There are some risk factors that can speed up the progression of the disease. These factors are Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) 1 gene mutation, male, have symptoms before 30, have the first hematuria before 30 and have hypertension before 35. The main cause of death of ADPKD is cardiovascular complications followed by infections.
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At present there is no effective therapy that can help get rid of the multiple cysts in the kidneys completely and forever. The measures for PKD are to bring the complications under control and slow down the progression of the disease into renal failure.My Father Has PKD and Creatinine 4.8: Can He Be Cured
Some tips for PKD patients in order to extend the life expectancy as long as possible.How to Treat PKD Patients with Creatinine 8.7
1. Have enough and good rest and during the attack of the disease, patients should stop work and stay in bed and seek prompt treatments and medical advice.
2. Avoid the intake of tobacco, alcohol, coffee and chocolate.
3. In case of hypertension, limit the intake of salt and for end stage Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients, low protein diet is recommended.
4. In case of large cysts, try to avoid strenuous activities and abdominal traumas.Any Treatment to Stop Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
5. Have regular tests and checks, usually every half or one year.
6. Chinese therapy (Chinese herbal medicines)and Stem Cell therapy may be new to you, but it has been proved by many patients that these therapies have far more advantages compared with dialysis and kidney transplant.Polycystic Kidney Disease Treatment
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